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Precious Progressive Moment: Dem AG Candidate Robbed at Gunpoint in Chicago

Written by Joe Scudder

In a sign of the times, the Dem AG candidate and his team were robbed at gunpoint while taking PR pictures.

Just when you thought it couldn’t be more obvious that Democrats bring ruin to every state and city they rule, a candidate is robbed at gunpoint in Chicago. That’s what happens when you bring expensive photography equipment into a crime-ridden city.

Bringing photographic equipment into a city often ends in robbery. For example, here’s the story of a news crew in San Francisco:

The Chicago Tribune reports, “Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint.

A candidate running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he’s also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.


The gunman and two other men robbed [Aaron] Goldstein and four others of camera equipment and their cellphones before they ran away, the law enforcement source said. As of Thursday evening, no one was in custody, police said.

Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.

I’m curious why the police didn’t release a description of the suspects.

Read the entire Chicago Tribune story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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